Stripe-hexagon competition in forced pattern-forming systems with broken up-down symmetry.

We investigate the response of two-dimensional pattern-forming systems with a broken up-down symmetry, such as chemical reactions, to spatially resonant forcing and propose related experiments. The nonlinear behavior immediately above threshold is analyzed in terms of amplitude equations suggested for a 1:2 and 1:1 ratio between the wavelength of the… CONTINUE READING